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Dubai: A Smart City Strategy as a Model for Urbanization along the Persian Gulf

Smart City strategies such as digital water management systems monitor water use, identify leaks, and optimize water distribution. Such systems can provide real-time data on water consumption and help to identify areas where water efficiency measures can be implemented. Therefore, energy waste can be avoided.

Similarly, Smart energy management systems can optimize the use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power by balancing energy supply and demand. Dubai can also encourage the deployment of distributed renewable energy systems such as connected citywide rooftop solar panels.

Solar PowerSmart city strategies can also facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles in Dubai, reducing the
city’s reliance on fossil fuels for transportation. Dubai can invest in the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, implement smart traffic management systems that optimize traffic flow, and promote the use of public transport to increase city density.

Student work from ARCH-4371, Future Cities

Supervisor: Dr. Oswald Jenewein

Sean Hiller, and Elizabeth Adebayo


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